When I Feel Afraid

Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.


This read-aloud book builds empathy in children ages 4-8 and helps them to understand that other people have feelings like and different from theirs; includes suggestions adults can use to reinforce skills. Children today have many fears, both real and imagined. This book helps children understand their fears and teaches basic coping skills. Encouraging words and supportive illustrations show children ages 4-8 they are not alone and there are many people they can talk to, and they can even help themselves feel better, stronger and safer. Includes a special section for adults, with ideas for supporting children when they feel afraid and a list of additional resources. 40 pages

The complete "Learning to Get Along" series includes:

  • Be Polite and Kind
  • Join In and Play
  • Respect and Take Care of Things
  • Try and Stick With It
  • When I Feel Afraid
  • Understand and Care
  • Listen and Learn
  • Share and Take Turns
  • Know and Follow Rules
  • Talk and Work It Out
  • Accept and Value Each Person
  • Reach Out and Give
  • Be Careful and Stay Safe
  • Be Honest and Tell the Truth
  • Cool Down and Work Through Anger

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